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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

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Erin @ The Impatient Gardener

Oh that is so fun. It would be great to have some ducklings swimming around for a bit.

Lisa at Greenbow

I always get excited to hear about your mallard couple arriving. It does speak of spring in the air despite the weather. I wonder how many more years they will make this journey together.

Linda from Each Little World

Lisa — We were as excited as a couple of kids when we saw them. Each year we think it may be the last. Maybe they look at us and think the same thing!

rusty duck

Great to see them back again. Wildlife in the garden is such a splendid thing. Well mostly.

Beth @ PlantPostings

Sweet. It seems likely it's the same couple. Or, it could be one of their offspring and a partner at this point. I always think it would be fun to track bird visitors. I often wonder if the hummingbirds showing up at our house are the same as previous years.

Elizabeth Palmer

Yay! Fred and Ethel came to mind this morning when I disturbed wood ducks perched on a tree in my yard, harbingers of spring in our neighborhood. I immediately went to your blog Linda, and was pleased to hear "your" mallards had returned. Lovely essay; my heart is full!

Linda from Each Little World

Jessica — I think one reason we enjoy the ducks is that they eat bugs not the plants. We do have serious problems with rabbits but even that is nothing compared to the variety and size of critters who "visit" your garden.

Linda from Each Little World

Beth — ​I had a college friend who banded hawks, so I've always thought it would be fun to track birds. Certainly would be curious to know if this is the exact same pair of ducks or kids or what.

Linda from Each Little World

Elizabeth — Thanks for that lovely note. Having the ducks enlivens the garden so much. Each year we try to be prepared for them not to come, so it is with a huge sigh of relief we welcome them again.

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